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Status of Park Facilities as of March 2, 2021   

FERRY SERVICE to Bear Island does not operate in January, February, or March.  Park staff hope to operate a regular ferry schedule beginning sometime in May 2021.

Beachside campsites 3-11 are currently CLOSED due to beach erosion.  During periods of high tide there is no beachfront and campsites are inaccessible and may be unsafe. 

Visitor center, trails, mainland restrooms, and boat ramp are open daily.  Masks must be worn in buildings and social distancing should be practiced. 

The bathhouse on Bear Island is closed and winterized, this includes rest room facilities and potable water.  Barring any unforeseen repairs or freeze warnings, the bathhouse will open on March 15, 2021.

Bear Island is open for day use and Bear Island sound-side campsites and Sites 1 and 2 on the beachfront are open for campers with transportation to the island. Campers must bring all necessities with them. See the Reservations page to make a reservation.  Please note open fires are not permitted anywhere on Bear Island.

Group campsite A is open for organized groups. Campers must have transportation to Bear Island, by canoe, kayak, or private boat. 

Visitor center hours:  8am – 5pm, closed for lunch 12pm – 1pm, gate hours 8am – 6pm. 

Please see the Hammocks Beach Updates Page or www.ncparks.gov/open for additional information.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, March 2, 2021


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Contact the park
 

910-326-4881

hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429
 

Hours
 

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  • September to May:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • September to May:

Open daily:
​8:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • June to August:

Open daily:
8:00am to 6:00pm
 

  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Ferry
 

Ferry service is not available in the off-season. Please check back in the spring for the 2021 ferry schedule.

 


 

 

 

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 2:00pm
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 2:00pm